MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE: AMONG FRIENDS Directed by Geoffrey Uloth
Saturday August 29, 2009 5:00 p.m. , Cinema Quartier Latin A short film that packs emotional intensity and subverts expectations at every turn. –
EVERGON ARTS and ANSUZ PRODUCTIONS are proud to announce the World Premiere of “AMONG FRIENDS” — a short drama that caused test audiences to laugh out loud, drop into silence, and then erupt into heated arguments with their friends. SYNOPSIS – A shocking dinner invitation sends close friends into uncharted territory that will change their relationships forever… A HOME-GROWN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL SUPPORT –
The entire cast and crew of this production are filmmakers and artists from Montreal. The film was largely financed by its co-producers and made possible by extensive volunteer efforts of professional talent. Based on the strength of the rough cut, the NFB lent their support for post-production to bring Among Friends to its full fruition.
When local actor Nicole Braber proposed the zany concept for this film to emerging screenwriter Barbara Campbell two years ago, they immediately decided to co-produce the project and finance it themselves (on a shoe-string budget). They asked Montreal filmmaker Geoffrey Uloth (of award-winning “Wildflowers” and “The Ecstasy Note”) to direct. Geoff then attracted the participation of DOP Jean-François Da Sylva-La Rue and an experienced crew of professionals.
An amazing cast, assembled from the Carter Thor Acting Studio, along with their Performance Director, Jock MacDonald, brought the crackling dialogue and emotional intensity of the provocative script to life. Local musicians Jean-Yves André and Chris Tauchner rounded out the creative team and recorded expressive original music for the film.
You are invited to attend the premiere screening of AMONG FRIENDS:
SATURDAY AUGUST 29, 2009 5:00 p.m.
And subsequent screenings: MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2009 9:20 p.m. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 10:10 a.m.
CINEMA QUARTIER LATIN MWFF Venue 10, 350 Emery (Mature subject matter and language, French subtitles)
Presented by: EVERGON ARTS and ANSUZ PRODUCTIONS A Braber/Campbell/Uloth Production
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Uloth
DOP: Jean-François Da Sylva-La Rue
WRITER: Barbara Campbell
PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR: Jock MacDonald
For the event, go to:
CAST: Nicole Braber, Catherine Lipscombe, Carlo Mestroni, Ken Proulx, Adrianne Richards, and Craig Thomas Screens at Montreal World Film Festival before the feature film “Le Menteur” (The Liar)
Tickets $10 (for sale in advance and at the theatre) DVDs available for viewing at the Montreal International Film Video Library
www.ffm-montreal.org Festival Info 514-848-3883
MEDIA CONTACT: Barbara Campbell 514-843-6494 res/ 514-846-2810 cell firstname.lastname@example.org